Important news for our trail users and land activists

The School Committee has proposed to build a BORDER FENCE between the Paine Estate and the Waltham High School, blocking access from the north to the estate, the only forested wheelchair accessible trail in Waltham and the fire road to the estate. THEY PLAN TO VOTE ON APR 25.

April 19 (Thurs) Conservation Commission meeting (7 pm, 119 School St.) 
April 25 (Wed) School Committee meeting (7:30 pm, 617 Lexington St.)

Fortunately, the Friends of Stonehurst and Waltham Land Trust just submitted a thick PRESERVATION PACKET to City officials that included letters, articles and a petition representing thousands of individuals and organizations throughout the region and country who oppose the plan to develop any piece of the Paine Estate for a new high school.

If you want to help, please contact us at

For more, see the Coalition to Preserve Paine Estate Woods website ...